Mobility scooters: help with choosing, buying and using
We have a wide range of information about mobility scooters, including what to look for when buying one, a specialised online search, and guidelines for taking your scooter on public transport.
Choosing a mobility scooter
Eight things you'll need to think about when looking for a scooter:
- class and size
- seating and stability
- batteries and range
- travelling with your scooter using a car or public transport
- safety and insurance
- buying advice: prices, test drives and where to buy
Mobility scooter search
Find the best mobility scooter for you or choose a factsheet by manufacturer or model.
Car boot hoists
How easy are car boot hoists for mobility scooter owners to use? Our test results can help you choose a hoist for your car boot.
Our research reports
The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers carries out commissioned research into aspects of mobility scooter use by older and disabled people. Two of the reports aim to guide future policy on transport accessibility and safety.
Personal experiences to read:
Mobility scooter users share their own experiences:
- What's a fair price to service your mobility scooter?
- Mobility scooters – some tips for users
- I bought my mobility scooter online
- Mobility scooters – pros and cons
Our unbiased research with real scooter users aims to help you choose the mobility scooter that will work best for you.
Last updated: May 2018